Megan Hollamby, Employability Lead and Janine Jacquin, Engagement Lead had a great day at the job and transition fair at Oakley School this week. Megan, Janine and some of our past and present employability students told Oakley pupils about the range of employability courses for young adults with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum that we offer at Aspens. 

Aspens' employability courses are run from our Acorns day opportunities centre in Pembury, Tunbridge Wells and aim to empower students to go on to find meaningful employment. The My Employment Passport Scheme and the City and Guilds Skills for Working Life courses equip adults with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum with a range of skills to prepare them for paid employment and cover areas such as creating a CV, matching skills with potential jobs and preparing for an interview.

Megan said: "The Oakley School event was a huge success. It was a buzzing atmosphere with lots of young people who were very enthusiastic and interested to find out more about our employability courses. It was also great to meet and network with other organisations such as Job Centre Plus and Access to Work and let them know more about what we offer at Aspens. The day was an excellent opportunity to help support young people to find meaningful employment when they leave school. A big thank you to Oakley School for inviting us to come along!" 

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